Hon. L. M. Noling house – 1893

Noling

Source: Rockford Illinois Photo-Gravure Views and Brief Descriptive Sketch of the Forest City, 1893

1508 Kishwaukee

Noling, L. M. , State Representative Tenth District. Real Estate. President Mechanics Furniture Co., President, Swedish Building and Loan Association, President Skandia Coal Co., President Rockford Furniture and Undertaking Co, President Forest City Bit and Tool Co., President Rockford Union Grocery Co., Presudent Rockfords Posten Publishing and Printing Co., residence 1508 Kishwaukee St.    Source:  1894 Phillippi’s Rockford City Directory

 

Forest City Bit and Tool Co. – 1891

Forest City Bit and Tool Co.  This firm is located on Kishwaukee Street, and has a capital stock of $25,000. Its present officers are L.M. Noling, President; A. J. Anderson, Vice-President; August Floberg, Treasurer; Oscar J.F. Larson, Secretary.  They manufacture a full line of bits and wood boring tools, and produce annually $50,000 worth of their goods; employ twenty-five hands, with an annual pay-roll of $15,000. The factory is of brick, 40 x 100 feet, three stories high.

Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.

 

Forest City Bit and Tool Co., 1018-1022 Kishwaukee St.

Source of street number: 1892 Rockford City Directory

Rockford Manufacturing Co. – 1891

Rockford Manufacturing Co.

Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Row, 1891.

Rockford Manufacturing Co., John A. Johnson, pres’t.; L. M. Noling, Vice-pres’t.; Aug. Lind, secy.;  Aug. P. Floberg, teas. Manufacturers of agricultural implements, corner Fourteenth Ave. and Thirteenth St.    source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory.

 

Mechanics Furniture Co. – 1891

Mechanics Furniture Co.  Formed in the Spring of 1890, with the following officers: L.M. Noling, President; John Ek, Vice-President; Jonas Peters, Secretary; A. P. Floberg, Treasurer; Alfred Kjerner, superintendent, Manufacture a line of hall trees, desks, book-cases and cabinets.  Capital, $75,000; employ eighty hands, with an annual pay roll of $40,000, and a product of $125,000.  The factory is of brick and frame, located at the corner of Seminary Street and the C. & I. Crossing [Chicago & Iowa Railway], The building is 80 x 144 feet in size and four stories high.

Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.

Forest City Bit and Tool Co.

L. M. Noling, pres’t; Aug P. Floberg, treas; W. L. Dever, secy. Manufacturers of special wood boring tools. 1206 Kishwaukee St.

Source: Philippi’s Rockford City Directory 1894-95

added in 1899: A. J. Anderson, vice-pres’t

Source: Philippi’s 1899 Rockford City Directory